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Mystic Island Festival

Fifth annual event returns to Maui, Jan. 26–30.

January 26, 2012
The Maui Weekly

The fifth annual Mystic Island Festival will return to Maui Thursday through Monday, Jan. 26 to 30, at Camp Olowalu. The scenic beach campground once again plays host to the popular celebration featuring world music, electronica, visionary arts, workshops, vendors, healthy foods, keiki activities and camping.

Attendees will be treated to a full lineup of inspired artists. Headlining the festivities is a music performance by Chris Berry (Panjea) with Michael Kang (String Cheese Incident). Berry is a master of both the mbira (thumb piano) and the ngoma drum, originating from the Shona people of Southern Africa. He has earned the title of "gwenyambira"-"one whose music calls the spirits." Berry's band, Panjea, has achieved platinum record sales in Zimbabwe and Mozambique. Kang is a multi-instrumentalist for jam band String Cheese Incident. He plays mandolin, violin and electric guitar.

Other talented artists featured throughout the weekend include DJ David Starfire, DJ Kaminanda, Jaya Lakshmi, Satchi Om, Jah Levi and Maui Underground.

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DJ David Starfire (left) and Jaya Lakshmi (right) are some of the talented featured artists who will perform at the fifth annual Mystic Island Festival scheduled Thursday through Monday, Jan. 26 to 30, at Camp Olowalu.

For the daily stage schedule, visit

Participants can attend numerous workshops including yoga, ecstatic dance, men's and women's empowerment, healing arts, nonviolent communications, community building, ceremonial and ritual techniques, and natural foods preparation.

Presenters include Ram Dass, Dr. Joe Marshalla and Jacob Liberman.

Dass is a renowned American contemporary spiritual teacher and author of numerous books, including the iconic "Be Here Now."

Dr. Marshalla, bestselling author, speaker, teacher, counselor and coach, dubs himself a "Wholosopher." His work is a synthesis of science, philosophy, psychology and spirituality.

Author Dr. Liberman is an internationally recognized pioneer in the fields of light, vision and consciousness. His work has been enthusiastically endorsed by luminaries in the fields of health, science and spirituality, including Deepak Chopra, Larry Dossey and Eckhart Tolle.

Weekend passes (Jan. 2730) include camping and access to all events. Discount passes are $200 (through Jan. 25), or $225 on day of event. Admission is free for children 12 years old and under, and half-price for teens 13 to 17 years old. Day passes and 41?2-day passes also available.

Tickets on sale at Mandala Ethnic Arts in Pa'ia and at Lotus Heart Gift Store (at Temple of Peace) in Ha'iku.

For more information or to purchase an advance pass online, visit or call (808) 573-3003.

Camp Olowalu is one-half mile from Mile Marker 14 on Honoapi'ilani Highway.



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